Optionkey always returns "up"
jan.decroos at groepvanroey.be
Thu Apr 1 09:35:26 CST 2004
>> Hi All
>> It happens from time to time one of our users can't use "the optionKey" as a
>> modifier anymore. It returns (after a while) always "up". We currently
>> know what's the reason of this : is it Revolution, is it the Finder, is it
>> AppleShare, is it a kernel extension, ... ??
>> The user has to logout (in the Finder) to have the optionKey available again.
>> Quitting the application isn't enough.
>mcdomi at free.fr wrote :
>It is a bug in Mac OS X
>Its originating is not clear -- the only solution is to reboot
Thomas, David, Dom, and All,
*Without* changing the keyboard (Pieces of dried fruit, problems with certain
keys, ...) the problem is solved after logged out.
I got it again today on a certain Mac, and before logging out the user, I
started MSWord, and tried the short cut "option-command-m" for format the
paragraph, and this works !!! So the optionKey seems me disabled *only* in
So, a bug in Mac OS X seems me a little bit strange...
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